|Government Agents vs Phantom Legion|
|Directed by||Fred C. Brannon|
|Produced by||Franklin Adreon|
|Written by||Ronald Davidson|
Mary Ellen Kay
|Music by||Stanley Wilson|
|Cinematography||John L. Russell|
|Edited by||Cliff Bell|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|12 chapters / 167 minutes|
|Budget||$153,083 (negative cost: $153,612)|
Government Agents vs Phantom Legion (1951) is a 12-chapter American black-and-white film serial produced and distributed by Republic Pictures Corporation in 1951. It is an original, studio-commissioned screenplay by Ronald Davidson, produced by Franklin Adreon and directed by Fred C. Brannon, and presents a combined international intrigue–action genres story involving interstate shipments of products critical to national security being hijacked by a gang of foreign agents.
Two U.S. government agents, Hal Duncan and Sam Bradley, must prevent agents of a foreign power, led by Regan and Cady, from hijacking trucks and stealing defense materials being transported by truck. They are hired by an interstate trucking association whose constituent truck lines have been principal targets of the hijacking, and it becomes evident that one of the four directors of the association — Armstrong, Crandall, Thompson or Willard — is "the Voice", the secret leader of the gang who provides them with shipment and route information necessary for the gang's successes.
- Walter Reed as Hal Duncan
- Mary Ellen Kay as Kay Roberts
- Dick Curtis as Regan
- Fred Coby as Cady
- John Pickard as Sam Bradley
- Pierce Lyden as Armstrong
- Arthur Space as Crandall
- Mauritz Hugo as Thompson/The Voice
- George Meeker as Willard
All special effects in Government Agents vs Phantom Legion were produced by Republic's in-house team, the Lydecker brothers.
- Dale Van Sickel as Hal Duncan/Brice/Kern (doubling Walter Reed)
- Tom Steele as Regan/Armstrong/Brandt/Warehouse Thug (doubling Dick Curtis & Pierce Lyden)
- Eddie Parker as Payne
- Duke Taylor as Kirk
- David Sharpe
Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion's official release date is 4 July 1951, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.
- River of Fire (20 min)
- The Stolen Corpse (13 min 20s)
- The Death Drop (13 min 20s)
- Doorway to Doom (13 min 20s)
- Deadline for Disaster (13 min 20s)
- Mechanical Homicide (13 min 20s)
- The Flaming Highway (13 min 20s)
- Sea Saboteurs (13 min 20s)
- Peril Underground (13 min 20s)
- Execution by Accident (13 min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
- Perilous Plunge (13 min 20s)
- Blazing Retribution (13 min 20s)
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